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Knit a Galaxy at Manchester Museum

21 Sep 2011

Manchester Science Festival events

Saturday 24 September, 11am-4pm
Big Saturday: extInked

In 2009, as part of the arts and ecology project extInked, 100 drawings of endangered British species were tattooed onto willing volunteers to turn them into ambassadors for that species.

Meet some of these ambassadors and find out about the work they’ve been doing. Create your own (temporary) tattoo; see and hold some of the Museum’s rare species and take part in art and craft.

Most activities are free and drop-in. Some activities may need to be booked on the day and may cost up to £1.50. All ages.

Saturday 24 September, 2-4pm, and Tuesday 27 September, 12-2pm
Knit a galaxy for Manchester Science Festival

Calling all knitters! As part of Manchester Science Festival, the University stitching group is attempting to knit a Hubble telescope image of a rose made up of galaxies. If you’d like to find out more or take away a section to knit, come along to The Manchester Museum for a knit and natter.

You’ll have an opportunity to find out more about meteorites and roses and meet some fellow knitters. The finished knitted masterpiece will be on display in the Stitch a Solar System event on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October as part of Manchester Science Festival.

Drop-in, free, or find out more at: